Complemetary Feeding Practices Influences of Stunting Children in Buginese Ethnicity
Keywords:Feeding Practices, Stunting, Buginese.
Background. Breast milk and complementary foods are very influential variables in the nutritional status of
children. The purpose of this study was to determine the risk factors for stunting in the Bugis ethnic group
in Makassar based on breastfeeding factors, complementary foods for breast milk
Method. There is a cross-sectional study in this study. The sample size in this research was 300 subjects
in Makassar City. Enumerators in this study were students of the Applied Nutrition & Dietetic Bachelor
Program in the Nutrition Department of the Health Polytechnic Makassar, Indonesia, and the Nutrition
Department Students at Science University Management. Research ethics was obtained at the Makassar
Health Polytechnic Ethics Commission. Stunting risk factor data analysis with logistic regression test.
Reliability and validity analysis of Bugis ethnic feeding style care with explanatory factor analysis, and
Content Validity. Confirmatory factor analysis with Bartlett’s and The KMO Coefficient.
The results of the study note that the risk factor for stunting is a child factor that is good appetite being a
protective variable with a significance value of p = 0,000, OR 0.289 (0.185-0.480). Factors for breastfeeding
(frequency of breastfeeding), p = 0.013, OR 1.99 (1.148-3.173). The conclusion is that the risk factor for
stunting is breastfeeding. The suggestion is that education about good breastfeeding practices among ethnic
Bugis caregivers needs to be done at the family level.
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